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Chinese Women’s Rights Activists Remain in Custody

Several prominent women's rights activists remain in custody in China one week after they were detained in the lead-up to International Women's Day. A lawyer for the women says police claim that they are suspected of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” a common charge used to initiate legal action against Chinese dissidents. Their detention may pave the way for criminal charges. According to William Nee, China researcher with Amnesty International, the timing of the...

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